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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Social Work is to provide educational excellence that advances social work with its focus on social justice. The principal responsibility is the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge for the global enterprise with special attention to Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islander, and Asian populations in our state and region.

Core Values

Mālama i ke Kanaka Apau ~ Diversity

Honoring both local and global perspectives that lead to just and creative processes for problem and solution discovery.

Ulu Pono ~ Well-Being

A state of thriving that reflects the meaningful connections of humanity with other individuals, the community, the environment, and transcendent realms.

Hoʻokaulike ~ Social Justice

A world in which the inherent dignity of all is recognized, valued, and restored with particular attention given to those in greatest need.

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